Acer’s New Green Machine

Acer claims its latest high-powered laptop also has a green tinge to it…

Acer Aspire has released a laptop that it is spruiking as an eco-friendly Green Machine. The Aspire 3811TG series is claimed to be supported by Greenpeace, and is also said to be an Energy Star qualified product as well as being RoHS and WEEE compliant.

Along with HD graphics and audio, it features eco-friendly production and parts, PowerSmart energy technologies and efficient recyclability, making the 3811TG the ultimate Green Machine.

At 24.25mm at the front and 28.9mm at the back, weighing in at 1.65kg, the 3811TG by size and weight has reduced material consumption whilst still providing mobile PC performance. The notebook features an eco-friendly panel, main board and battery pack.

It is claimed to be free of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Brominated Flame Retardants (BFR) and mercury. It also comes with newly designed packaging that boasts 35.8 percent less material than previous generations. With both reduced packaging, less material consumption and modular construction, the Aspire 3811TG is a breeze to break down for recycling.

With the option of a six or nine-cell battery utilising the Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Core Duo Processor and the Acer PowerSmart adapter, the Aspire 3811TG can save up to 66 percent more power in sleep mode, using a Low 7W platform can save 40 percent more power than 12 W platforms and provide 33 percent more power than CCFL LCDs through a LED-backlit display.

The Green machine is Acer’s first notebook to feature 80GB SSD HDD can give up to 10 hours of battery life.